Raindrop is invited to another of Boy and Danya’s parties (They throw them more often than any other household). Once there he recognizes his sister’s now very aged face. Oh gosh, he hadn’t realized how soon his own birthday was.
“So uh... I know Fabio’s getting pretty old. Do you.. do you think it would be appropriate for me to visit him? I mean, I haven’t spoken to him since I was a teenager! Do you think he even cares about me anymore?”
Glimmer’s face softens, almost to the point of laughter. “You still don’t get what family is, do you Rainy? Fab and I... we still love you. Even with all the shitty stuff you put our family through. And Fabio already forgives you for stealing our mom and step dad when you moved here. I think going back to ask him for forgiveness would be the best thing you could do.”
“Then maybe I will.” He smiles at her. “And uh, do you think you’ll ever be able to forgive me?”
She shakes her head softly. “You’re such a moron. I forgave you years ago. I just wish you’d been smart enough to ask your family for help when we tried to give it to you.”
Oh and lookit who else is at the party.
Jacob’s been growing some strange and fantastic plants in his garden lately.
Including a couple plants that grow a single purple flower before becoming barren. How odd.
Sabina’s almost fully healed, which means more time with her babies.
Madeline’s a bit of a coward.
“Mommy... mommy don’t let go. Please don’t let go mommy, I’ll fall!”
Mackenzie prefers to be left alone with her art books. They fascinate her.
Sabina’s worried about her new job, but at least Raindrop is still there to keep an eye on her. That said, he’s getting older, and his new job requires a lot more time sitting at a desk than hers. She’s actually out on patrol. The best he can do is make sure she knows exactly what to do in any given situation.
Speaking of getting older...
Oh hey Catherine.
Well... maybe age won’t be SUCH a bad thing...
Catherine’s aging up tomorrow. Dedric’s parents already bought him a new house and she plans on moving in with him as soon as she’s old enough. Raindrop’s so proud of her.
“Once Catherine moves out you’ll be the only one still living with your old man.” Raindrop points out with a smile to his oldest son.
Jacob fakes a smile. “Guess its cause I just love you so much dad.”
Sabina faintly wonders if it would have been possible to raise the twins on their own while she’d been recovering. She decides they both would’ve died the night Cynthia attacked if they hadn’t been living with Raindrop.
Jacob loves his babies. “Your birthday is coming up in a few days, Kenzie. You excited?”
She smiles and giggles her answer but Jacob doesn’t hear her. It just hit him that his babies would be growing up. Where has the time gone?
Does he have wrinkles now? No... its just his imagination... it has to be.
Well... on the upside he’ll finally be able to take them fishing with him!
That uh... that is an upside, right?
But there’s still one birthday to go through before the twins age up.
Catherine knows exactly what she wants from life, and exactly how to get it.
So as soon as she’s able to, she goes to sign up with the military. She wants to make a difference like her father, but the local police are too corrupted for her taste.
Dedric seems to have the exact same idea, as he exits from his own entrance exam only minutes after she does. They move in together that same night.
Also moving that same night...
“It’ll just be for a couple nights. I’ll be back before you even miss me!”
Jacob’s face falls. “But dad, the twins’ birthday is tomorrow...”
“Jacob I know, and I’m truly sorry for missing it, but if I don’t go now I’ll never do it. And I’ve been putting this trip off long enough as it is.”
“Where are you going?”
“Neverglade. To visit my brother...s.”
Oh. That explains it.
“Alright.” Jacob relents. “Just make sure you bring the girls back a gift or something. Okay?”
Raindrop smiles, hugging his son tight. “Of course. I’ll be home as soon as I can.”
When did toddlers get so cute?